Are you looking for a new sport to enjoy? If you are, you may be interested in watching a few NASCAR races, either live and in-person or on television. After awhile, you may even find yourself becoming a full fledge NASCAR fan.
Although NASCAR is a sport that is relatively easy to learn the ropes of, many new fans are still left with questions. One of the most commonly questions asked is “which driver should I support and why?” Although there are over thirty NASCAR drivers to choose from, some are much more well known and popular than others. To help you learn more about the sport of racing, as well as the professionals behind the wheel, a few popular NASCAR drivers and a few of their accomplishments are highlighted below.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has, perhaps, the most recognized name currently involved in the sport of racing. Although most of his popularity is attributed to the success of his late father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Earnhardt Jr. has more than made a name for himself. With seventeen career wins at the end of the 2007 race season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a NASCAR driver that most fans have their eyes on.
Known for his good looks and charm, especially with female fans, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is most well known as the driver of the number 8 Budweiser machine; however, that all changes in 2008. Due to a team change, Junior will now be the driver of the number 88, with main sponsors of Mountain Dew Amp and the National Guard.
Jeff Gordon is another popular NASCAR driver. In fact, his name is also a common household name. Jeff Gordon blew, literally, on the racing circuit in the 1990s and saw success almost immediately. In fact, many NASCAR drivers wished that they saw the success that Jeff Gordon did when he first started racing.
Jeff Gordon is driver of the number 24 DuPont and Pepsi machine. He is a driver for the ever successful Hendrick Motorsports. With six championship wins at the end of the 2007 season, Jeff Gordon has shows no sign of stopping, in terms of achieving the ultimate level of success.
Jimmie Johnson is another well known and successful NASCAR driver who is a part of the Hendrick Motorsports team. Jimmie Johnson is the holder of the 2006 NASCAR championship. As with many other NASCAR drivers, Johnson got his start with racing on an amateur level at a young age. His choice of vehicle was motorcycles, which according to the NASCAR website, he started racing at the age of four!
Mark Martin, although much older in age and wiser in maturity than that of many of today’s most popular NASCAR drivers, is still popular in his own right. For many NASCAR fans, especially those who have followed the sport since the early 1990’s, Martin is a driver that many all known and love. At the end of the 2007 season, Mark Martin has a total thirty-five career wins. Perhaps, most well known for his days in behind the wheel of the Valvoline machine, Martin will spend 2008 driving for Team D.E.I.
Kasey Kahne is another up and coming NASCAR driver that is gaining the attention of fans. In 2004, Kahne raced in all three NASCAR series, including NASCAR, BUSCH, and the Craftsman Truck Series. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. changing teams, Kasey Kahne and his 9 car have acquired the sponsorship of Budweiser, which is a move that is sure to increase his exposure, as well as his fan base.
Additional NASCAR drivers worth the mention include Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Bobby Labonte, just to name a few. If you would like to learn more about these drivers, you are advised to turn to the internet. On the official website for NASCAR, which is located at www.nascar.com, you can review driver profiles and stats. Additional information can easily be found with a standard internet search.
As previously stated, the above mentioned NASCAR drivers are just a few of the many professional racers who love their jobs and are good at what they do. With over thirty NASCAR drivers to choose from, you, as a new NASCAR racing fan, are sure to find at least one driver who captivates your interest.